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Re: Using "Emacs Configure" **and** modifying .emacs

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Using "Emacs Configure" **and** modifying .emacs
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:56:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Ronald Fischer wrote:

> I'm using the Emacs Configure method
> (Options/ConfigureEmacs/BrowseCustomizationGroups)
> to configure Emacs. However, some
> configurations settings must be done by
> manually setting the customizataion variables
> (at least according the FAQ)

True, and the FAQ could also have told you that
doing things "manually" will enable you to do
much more than to specify certain pre-defined
settings, with a crowded and confusing
interface to juggle with in the bargain.

> Now, the interactive emacs configuration
> **also** modifies .emacs. What do I have to do
> to keep my settings and thos Emacs is writing,
> apart? I don't want Emacs to override my
> settings

Good intuition! One of many reasons not to
use Configure.

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